Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Eddie » 24 May 2019, 23:46

92 Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
78 Kawasaki Z1000a2
10 KTM 990 SMT
73 Honda XL250 Motosport
79 Yamaha XT500
80 Honda Z50R Monkey
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Eddie » 25 May 2019, 00:04

Sorry I tried the youtube button to show the video on here but I can't get it to work, but if you use the link above it hopefully you'll see a video of my bike finally running :D

it needs a dyno session to set the pod filters up but seems to run pretty good really and sounds great with the silencer off, tempting to leave it with an open pipe!

Progress has been very slow lately with work and stuff getting in the way and I'm well behind where I wanted to be with it, my June deadline to have it finished is not looking good :roll: still loads to do

cheers eddie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3g1CDbkem4
92 Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
78 Kawasaki Z1000a2
10 KTM 990 SMT
73 Honda XL250 Motosport
79 Yamaha XT500
80 Honda Z50R Monkey
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Swampy » 25 May 2019, 11:46



Now that is looking and sounding bloody nice eddie, I think that you have done a fabulous job there... Shame that you are a bit behind schedule but its best not to rush a piece of art :D

It will be good to see you at Reading with or without the bike either way it doesn't matter :)
Swamps :)
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Eddie » 18 Jun 2019, 23:36

Started stripping down the callipers now, had a hell of a job getting the pistons out, compressed air only shifted a couple so bought a special tool that grips the inner surface....that got a couple more out so then had to resort to a bearing puller with slide hammer to get the remaining ones out! The pistons are all in great shape so just had to buy all new seals and clean the calliper bodies up ready for paint. (Black)

Cleaning is taking longer than I thought, that crusty old brake fluid takes some shifting without damaging anything :)

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I'm still waiting for the Swingarm to be finished at the polishers, so it's still a one wheeled Zephyr .....and still haven't got the bodywork off to paint yet.....seems a never ending job!!
92 Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
78 Kawasaki Z1000a2
10 KTM 990 SMT
73 Honda XL250 Motosport
79 Yamaha XT500
80 Honda Z50R Monkey
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Swampy » 19 Jun 2019, 09:50

:D :D :D :D
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Eddie » 29 Jun 2019, 23:42

Got the swingarm back from the polisher and am well pleased with his work.... and choice of wrapping paper!!

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And the bodywork has gone off to paint, a very local guy to me who's been custom painting bikes for decades :) I've played safe a bit and gone for a candy cobalt blue, but who knows what will come back, i told him no skulls or flames though!! Should be painted just before Reading show, it's that close to being finished :roll:
92 Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
78 Kawasaki Z1000a2
10 KTM 990 SMT
73 Honda XL250 Motosport
79 Yamaha XT500
80 Honda Z50R Monkey
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Eddie » 19 Jul 2019, 21:50

Callipers lall done, I ground off the original raised lettering and replaced with white "Tokico" stickers on black painted calliper bodies, looks good I think,

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92 Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
78 Kawasaki Z1000a2
10 KTM 990 SMT
73 Honda XL250 Motosport
79 Yamaha XT500
80 Honda Z50R Monkey
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Eddie » 19 Jul 2019, 22:52

:D :D Paintwork is back, it looks absolutely stunning and in the sun is amazing, fair to say I'm pleased with it !! I'm glad I stuck with it's original blue colour but with a custom candy twist, can't wait to get it finished now :)

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92 Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
78 Kawasaki Z1000a2
10 KTM 990 SMT
73 Honda XL250 Motosport
79 Yamaha XT500
80 Honda Z50R Monkey
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Swampy » 20 Jul 2019, 00:32

Loving them callipers eddie, you've done a good job there and yes the paint job looks perfect :D

Well-done you must be well pleased :D
Swamps :)
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Re: Eddie's 1100 Rebuild

Postby Eddie » 18 Aug 2019, 22:45

Cheers Swamps, I am well pleased with how it's turning out , did a bit more today

Swing arm and shocks back on

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Should be back on two wheels soon :)
92 Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
78 Kawasaki Z1000a2
10 KTM 990 SMT
73 Honda XL250 Motosport
79 Yamaha XT500
80 Honda Z50R Monkey
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